CEEC is affiliated with the Columbia University Earth Institute and resides in the Engineering School.

Electrochemical Energy

Renewable energy sources offer a sustainable solution to meet the energy needs of the future. To overcome the intermittency of solar and wind we are focusing on strategies to address energy storage and conversion using batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers in transformative ways.

Addressing the Global Energy Crisis

The Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center (CEEC) is using a multiscale approach to discover groundbreaking technology and accelerate commercialization. CEEC joins together faculty and researchers from across the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who study electrochemical energy with interests ranging from electrons to devices to systems. Our industry partnerships enable the realization of breakthroughs in electrochemical energy storage and conversion.

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Recent Publications


October 09, 2019

Nobel Prize for development of Li-ion batteries

CEEC and SEAS is proud to honor this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners, Professor John Goodenough, Professor Stan Whittingham and  Dr. Akira Yoshino. These three researchers tamed one of the most violent and unstable elements and over four decades led the engineering charge to turn reaction so safe we can use it in our pockets without a second thought. The ubiquity of the lithium ion battery is a testament to the impact of this innovation.

October 04, 2019

2019 AIChE Battery and Energy Storage workshop

The 2019 AIChE Battery and Energy Storage workshop will be held in NYC on Oct 21-22. The workshop is chaired by Alan West and Dan Steingart (co-directors of the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center (CEEC)) as well as Gleb Yushin and Paul Stevens. The meeting will engage chemical engineers and researchers working in the field of battery technologies to identify, communicate and explore current advancements in battery design, manufacture, and recycling.

August 13, 2019

Nick Brady is the first CEEC PhD graduate

Investigation of Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes: Using Mathematical Models Augmented with Data Science to Understand Surface Layer Formation, Mass Transport, Electrochemical Kinetics, and Chemical Phase Change